Most known facts about the war are the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki from the United States and the Holocaust.The Holocaust was a genocide of six million European Jews through Nazi Germany. World War I was the main cause and also the Treaty of Versailles.
Next were the Central Powers, which was comprised of Austria, the German Empire, Hungary, Japan, and Italy.
The Treaty of Versailles placed many restrictions on Germany and impacted their economy because they were expected to pay a large amount of money as a fine due to the Allied Powers.
The German people were very unhappy with that outcome.
Nazism was considered to be a form of socialism, but was characterized by expansionism and racism.
Allied forces now became occupiers, taking control of Germany, Japan, and much of the territory they had formerly ruled.
Efforts were made to permanently dismantle the war-making abilities of those nations, as factories were destroyed and former leadership was removed or prosecuted.Borders were redrawn and homecomings, expulsions, and burials were under way. When the war began in the late 1930s, the world's population was approximately 2 billion.In less than a decade, the war between the Axis the Allied powers had resulted in 80 million deaths -- killing off about 4 percent of the whole world.A total of 1.25 million Germans soldiers swept into Poland When did World War Two begin?World War Two in Europe began on 3rd September 1939, when the Prime Minister of Britain, Neville Chamberlain, declared war on Germany. Click on the play button below to hear Chamberlain's speech (now the full speech) .WWII began on September 1st, 1939 and ended on September 2nd, 1945.It has gone down in history as being one of the most gruesome wars ever fought.War crimes trials took place in Europe and Asia, leading to many executions and prison sentences.Millions of Germans and Japanese were forcibly expelled from territories they called home.Fifty million people lost their lives and hundreds of millions people were injured.After World War One ended in 1918, Germany had to give up land and was banned from having armed forces.